Oil Jobs – Senior GIS Officer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior GIS Officer
Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established under Section 9 of
the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013, and in line
with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008. The
PAU’s mandate is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and
production, together with the refining, gas conversion, transportation and
storage of petroleum in Uganda. This includes ensuring that petroleum
operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws,
regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice
for the petroleum industry.
Job Summary: The
Senior GIS officer is responsible for integrating customized GIS applications
and tools and maintains software programs for acquisition and management of GIS
data to support the needs of the Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Creates and maintains the equipment necessary for GIS data storage;
  • Steers the development of the tools for loading/transferring GIS
    data between different systems;
  • Oversees manipulation, analysis and presentation of geographical
    information through the creation of programs to convert GIS information
    from one format to another;
  • Leads the development of internet applications to present GIS data
    and tools on corporate websites;
  • Leads the use of tools to join together different GIS datasets and
    create new information or investigate patterns.
  • Coordinates the development, testing, debugging and maintenance of
    an array of custom web-based GIS applications, tools and supporting web
    services using standard software lifecycle processes
  • The incumbent supports the infrastructure by maintaining and
    developing new capabilities in Microsoft .Net.
  • Develops software in an agile development process by working with
    stakeholders to refine developed products.
  • Performs web and mobile application development using JavaScript,
  • CSS, AJAX for the Esri ArcGIS platform
  • Provides support in troubleshooting, modifications, enhancements and
    maintenance for existing GIS applications, scripts, tools and web
  • Creates and maintains system related documentation.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior GIS
    Officer job placement must hold a Master’s degree in either computer
    science or Geographical Information Systems from an internationally
    recognized University / institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in physical sciences, surveying or engineering
    from an internationally recognised university / institution.
  • At least five years of working experience in GIS applications, 3 of
    which should have been served at supervisory level in a reputable
  • A qualification in oil and gas from an internationally recognized
    University / institution.
  • Membership with a nationally or internationally recognized
    professional body
  • Microsoft database administration certification ITIL version 3
  • Project management certifications in either Prince2         or PMP
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Possess good administrative and negotiation skills.
  • Good track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages such as; Microsoft Word, Microsoft
    Excel and Microsoft Access
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
Click Here (Register) -> Proceed to Application
  • ONLY online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach CERTIFIED copies of the
    required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level
    and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and
    background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment
    into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not
    more than six months and subsequent confirmation in service will be based
    on satisfactory performance of the individual.
Deadline: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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